Vector WX3 Concept

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The Vector WX-3 is a prototype automobile created by Vector Aeromotive Corporation of Wilmington, California. Founder Gerald Wiegert planned for it to have a range of engines up to a 1000 hp (746 kW) 7.0L DOHC V8 motor, but this engine was never completed. If the engine would have been completed, you would have been able to fine tune it to reach speeds at over 253 mph (miles per hour). But, instead the WX-3 used the same Rodeck resleevable turbocharged V8 from the W8. The WX-3 cost $1,000,000 to build and can be considered to be Wiegert's dream car. Even though the W8 was flawed, most of the flaws that plagued it were worked out in the WX-3. Wiegert planned for the WX-3 to go in production, but Megatech bought Vector and fired Wiegert. Wiegert initiated several lawsuits and copyrighted the designs, stamping out any hopes of the WX-3 of going in production. Originally the WX-3 Coupe was painted silver but was later re-painted in an aquablue/green color in which it remains today.

Wiegert had also planned a roadster version of the WX-3, named WX-3R, which would have shared all its mechanical components with its closed top cousin. Like the model it was based on, the WX-3R did not pass prototype stage. Both versions were shown at the 1993 Geneva Auto Show.

engine Twin Turbo Olds V8
displacement 7000 cc / 427.2 cu in
power 745.7 kw / 1000 bhp @ 5800 rpm
hp per litre 142.86 bhp per litre
torque 950 nm / Not Available ft lbs @ 4900 rpm
drive wheels Mid Engine / RWD
front brakes 13.5 in Vented Discs w/ABS
rear brakes 13.5 in Vented Discs w/ABS
front tire size 245/40 ZR 16
rear tire size 325/30 ZR 18
weight 1620 kg / 3571 lbs
wheelbase 2616 mm / 103.0 in
length 4673 mm / 184.0 in
width 2032 mm / 80.0 in
height 1080 mm / 42.5 in
transmission 3-Speed Auto
top speed 402.3 kph / 250.0 mph